Stances of Social Responsibility

Topics: Negros Occidental, Bago City, Bacolod City Pages: 4 (1077 words) Published: January 20, 2013
Events: EDC, RMS Park Foundation, USLS-IND Plant 200 BINHI Trees for Future Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 07:06 
The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has found a fitting home for 200 of its BINHI Trees for the Future at the Rafael M. Salas (RMS) Park in Bago City. These 200 seedlings of 27 different premiums and threatened indigenous species were planted on June 5 at the launch of the RMS-BINHI Tree for the Future Arboretum Project, which aptly coincided with the World Environment Day.The BINHI Greening Legacy is EDC’s nationwide reforestation program that aims to restore our diverse and fertile Philippine forest. Its Tree for the Future module preserves and propagates premium and rare indigenous species, a lot of which are also endangered, by planting them in school grounds, public parks and similar areas that provide a safe haven for their growth and survival. EDC is implementing this reforestation project in partnership with the Bago City government, the Rafael M. Salas Parks and Nature Center (RMSPNC) Foundation and the University of St. La Salle-Institute for Negros Development (USLS-IND). "We take pride in knowing that these esteemed institutions are now part of our BINHI Greening Legacy," said EDC Senior Vice President for Environment and External Relations, Ms. Agnes C. de Jesus. "This partnership seals our commitment to green Negros Occidental." Bago City Mayor Ramon Torres and Vice Mayor Nicholas Yulo; BINHI-RMS Park project convenor and former Bacolod City Mayor Joy Valdez; USLS-IND head, Mr. Rhoderick Samonte; and RMSPNC Foundation head, Ms. Lyn Gamboa graced the occasion in recognition of its significance not only to the park’s biodiversity but more so in the fight against climate change. EDC was represented by Director Art Valdez; Senior Vice President for Environment and External Relations, Ms. Agnes C. de Jesus; and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Rei Medrano. Sixty youth leaders from the USLS-IND Youth...
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